17 Summer Picks to Make Your Vacay Va-Voom!

by Marika Flatt, Travel Editor on June 11, 2018 in Gift Guides, Lifestyle,
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Whether you’re heading to the airport, taking a road trip, or simply doing a staycation, we’ve got what you need to make this the BEST. SUMMER. EVER.

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Aqua Creatures Swim Mask: These fun goggles allow young swimmers to explore their animal alter-egos with a mask that keeps their eyes protected and makes for loads of fun in the pool! Masks come in blue shark, pink shark and green crocodile. $9.97
Something to Chalk About: Looking for something to do with your kiddo this summer? Help them get their creative juices flowing with a Chalk of the Town T-shirt. They can make their own design within the speech bubble and sport their creation. A great alternative to screen time! $18.00
My Gnome on the Roam: This beautifully packaged adventure kit for kids ages 3 to 12 is in an adorable suitcase. It comes with a copy of the My Gnome on the Roam award-winning story book, a family adventure journal filled with blank pages, a colorless ready-to-be-painted gnome and a magical pen. There’s also a 15 Minute Adventure for Busy Families app. $29.97
A Smartwatch for Kids: They will love the new Kurio Watch 2.0. With a front-facing camera for silly selfies, a color-changing wrist strap, games, and Bluetooth messaging on to their wrists, kiddos will always have fun at their fingertips! Great for summer road trips or to keep them busy exploring all summer. $59.99
iFly is the Sleekest Travel Companion: Complete with hard sides, a metallic exterior, four 360 degree electroplated double wheels, and even a 10-year warranty, this new Space Gray luggage collection is the perfect travel companion for all of your summer getaways. Starting at $59
What better way to pass the lazy summer days (when you don’t want to be so lazy) than to take the kids to a local waterpark (or travel to one for a spontaneous road trip). You can Typhoon Texas in Katy (near Houston) or Pflugerville (near Austin). Check the local website for cabana and cooler options. $54.99
SafeGo Saves Summer Vacation: Stay carefree while playing in the summer sun with SafeGo protecting your valuables! This portable safe is perfect for keeping cash, watches, phones, and more secure so that you don’t have to constantly keep a worried eye on your things. It’s great for water parks, the beach, boating and poolside! A brilliant way to keep important items dry and safe. $39.95
Easy and Breezy Travel Wear: We love these beautiful pants by MIRTH for a day of travel. They are made with artisan textiles from India and a percentage of each sale is donated to child welfare and education initiatives in Jaipur. So look easy/breezy this summer while doing good. $170
Step into Summer: Inkkas’ spunky shoes are perfect to slide on for a summer’s day. Besides their unique designs and bright colors, they’re fair trade and plant a tree for every purchase you make! So grab a vintage slip-on and hit the streets. $65
Perfect for a day at the pool and then errands around town, Showaflops are designed with unique drainage holes to help protect feet from nasty bacteria! We love the fun styles for adults and older kids. $22 – $33
I Can See Your Urban Halo: Tame the sweat and those pesky fly-aways with a comfy and stylish headband. Perfect for yoga or a lunch date, Urban Halo keeps you looking put together without the headache of a traditional headband. These boho style accessories are on trend and a must-have for hot summer days. $15
Nourish Your Sun-Kissed Skin: After a long hot day at the beach or pool, Trilipiderm’s holistic skincare line, now found at Central Market, is the perfect way to revitalize parched skin. Keep the whole family’s skin looking supple, youthful and moisturized with this all-natural product line. $14.95 – $50
Life Elements Healing Honey Stick: During the summer, you’re likely to end up with dry skin from a sunburn, insect bites or other burns. Try this all-natural remedy to these skin irritants and more. It’s an easy-to-pack stick that fits in your bathroom bag. From $5
Tesane Drops of Bliss: These herbal extracts pack all the powerful health benefits of herbs into concentrated drops that are easy to transport and fit into your busy summer schedule. A must for anyone that wants to improve their health this summer, they range from drops that reduce stress, remove toxins from the body and even weight loss. $29.99
AquaFlame Flameless Candle Fountain: Are you at home, wishing you were on vacay this summer? Create your own personal escape with this combo candle fountain. This, along with a great novel and glass of wine are all you need to find bliss! From $23
Vintage Pearl Messy Nest Necklace: If you’re like me, you’re a mom that sometimes travels without her kids during the summer. Keep this feminine necklace hanging around your neck at all times to remind you of your little birds that are home in the nest. We love its simple yet striking beauty. $42
NodPod Weighted Eye Pillow: During the summer, our sleep schedule can really get off balance. If you’re having trouble falling asleep whether at home or during travel, try this comfy eye pillow. With its soothing scent, it will work its magic spell and whisk you to dreamland. $25 – $35